More stargazing tips 6.7.05

After spending several weeks stuck in a small sand dune, the

June 7 Saturn and Gemini
The planet Saturn and the

twins

of Gemini form a bright, compact lineup in the western sky in
early evening. Saturn forms the left end of the line, with the star
Pollux in the center and Castor on the right.
June 7 Saturn and Gemini

The planet Saturn and the “twins” of Gemini form a bright, compact lineup in the western sky in early evening. Saturn forms the left end of the line, with the star Pollux in the center and Castor on the right.

June 8 Moon and Planets

A thin crescent Moon lines up between the planets Venus and Saturn early this evening. Brilliant Venus is a little below the Moon, while much fainter Saturn is a little farther above it.

June 9 Moon and Saturn

The planet Saturn looks like a bright golden star just to the left or lower left of the crescent Moon this evening. They are low in the west at sunset and set in late evening. The twin stars of Gemini line up to the Moon’s right.

June 10 Disappearing Twins

The constellation Gemini is dropping from view this month. It is quite low in the west about 45 minutes after sunset. Its brightest stars are Castor and Pollux, which represent the heads of the twins. The bright planet Saturn lines up to the left of the twin stars.

June 11 15 Sagittae

A star that shows us just what the Sun was like three billion years ago is in view on summer evenings. The star is 15 Sagittae. It’s in the small constellation Sagitta, the arrow, which rises in early evening.

June 12 Moon and Regulus

The Moon hovers above one of the brightest stars in the night sky this evening: Regulus, the “heart” of Leo, the lion. Regulus and the crescent Moon are well up in the west as darkness falls, with Regulus a bit to the Moon’s lower left.

June 13 Daytime Moon

The Moon is just a day before first quarter, so the Sun illuminates about half of the lunar hemisphere that faces our way. The Moon actually rises in early afternoon, so it’s visible for a good part of the day. It’s highest in the sky around sunset.

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